The importance of breakfast is stressed frequently by all sorts of people, but is it really that important? The argument for breakfast importance states that those who skip breakfast tend to consume much more food to compensate for the lost meal. This leads individuals in a rush to catch a bus or something to grab something sweet like a donut or sweet cereal for breakfast rather than skipping the meal.
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bath, breakfast is not of that utmost importance. Their six-week study showed that there is no difference between the metabolism of breakfast eaters and breakfast skippers.
The study confirms that breakfast eaters did burn more calories during the day, but those were the calories consumed in the breakfast. Moreover, although breakfast skippers burnt less calories during the day, they didn’t intake the calories they missed at breakfast.
Since our bodies’ metabolism adjusts to the calories we intake, having or skipping breakfast doesn’t have a direct influence on weight loss, cardiovascular health or body fat. In fact, having a sugar filled breakfast can be much more dangerous than skipping breakfast as a whole. Unless you eat while sleeping, you probably have breakfast after a fasting period. Hence, carbohydrate rich breakfasts will cause blood sugar spikes with hazardous consequences such as insulin resistance ultimately leading to diabetes.
In case you weren’t hungry in the morning, you can drink coffee with heavy cream. This way you will avoid fasting for longer hours and breaking that fast with something that spikes your blood sugar.
Knowing the dangers of carbohydrate-rich breakfasts, you ought to either have breakfast that are rich with proteins and fats such as eggs and/or cheese, or in case you were on a rush wait for the next nutritious meal without worry.